Area Sports

Diamond Jaxx capture 10-year old title

It went down to the final out. The Grenada Diamond Jaxx faced Vardaman for the third time in the Dizzy Dean 10-year old East State Tournament at Houston. Game three was a winner take all and a berth in the Overall Tournament this weekend at Starkville. After Vardaman won a 23-13 decision to force a…

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Kirk schedule has new look

Kirk Academy fans will see some longtime opponents back on the football schedule for 2017. Coach Jason Little begins two-a-day practices July 24, The Raiders will take part in the North AAA Jamboree at Bayou Academy in Cleveland on Aug. 10. There is just one new team on the schedule this season as Kirk closes…

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State Tournament Scores

Dizzy Dean Eight-Year Old North State Tournament Thursday at Grenada Youth League Olive Branch 21, Bruce 10 Senatobia 24, Grenada Youth League 20 J.P. Hudson (Batesville) 13, Grenada Recreation 4 Southaven 22, Water Valley 7 Olive Branch 23, Marshall County 1 Grenada Youth League 18, Bruce 17 12-Year Old East State Tournament at Grenada Parks…

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Carroll-Denley inducted into Hall of Fame

The last thing on Amy Carroll Denley’s mind when she entered Delta State University was the Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame. A dream for most became a reality for the current Kirk Academy girls basketball coach with her indution to the conference’s hall of fame May 31 in Pensacola. “It was an honor that…

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Congratulations to local sports stars

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III Congratulations to Morgan Claire Rose of Grenada. The Kirk Academy track star is the “best distance runner in the state,” according to the Clarion-Ledger. “Her best times in the 800-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter runs all (beating) every other female in Mississippi,” the state-wide…

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Career decision helped Aven impact lives

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor More than six decades ago, Jim Buck Aven thought he might become an engineer. That career decision changed quickly when he entered Mississippi State University. It was not long before he changed his major to education to be able to teach and coach. The decision turned out to be a…

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Lady Chargers swept in North 5A Finals

Consistent offensive play has been a problem throughout the season for the Grenada Lady Chargers. Heading into the North 5A Finals against Neshoba Central, GHS hadn’t scored a run in 14 innings of play, losing by identical 1-0 scores. That trend continued as the Lady Chargers lost by scores of 11-4 and 2-0. The losses…

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Pitchers limit Vicksburg hitters to three hits

The Grenada Chargers opened the Class 5A Playoffs against a Vicksburg team that had managed just seven wins during the 2017 season. It was a chance to make quick order of the Gators in the Play-In Round of the postseason. The story of the series was the GHS pitchers. Cade Morgan and Dane Bevell combined…

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Raiders edge North Delta in tennis

The Kirk Academy tennis team found a way to win against rival North Delta last week. Four of the wins came on the girls side. Kirk managed a 5-4 win over the Green Wave. For more information, see the GrenadaStar Printed Edition or the GrenadaStar E-Edition. You may subscribe to the GrenadaStar Printed Edition for…

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Lady Chargers fall to Neshoba

It was another battle between Grenada High School’s Olivia Burns and Neshoba Central’s Aspen Wesley. It was another tightly-contested contest. After Neshoba won a 1-0 decision at Grenada a little better than a week ago, the teams got together at Lady Rocket Field in Philadelphia. Once again, the margin for error was small. The Lady…

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